Accession Number:

AD1013980

Title:

Molecular Indicators of Chronic Stress in a Model Pinniped - The Northern Elephant Seal

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

National Marine Mammal Foundation San Diego United States

Report Date:

2015-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

This effort seeks to identify combinations of biomarkers that are associated with discrete stress states in marine mammals. These taxa of concern are potentially affected by multiple environmental stressors. Some stressors may cause transient, acute responses whereas others may result in chronically activated stress responses with varying degrees of functional consequences. Differentiating among unstressed individiuals, those that have experienced recent acute stress, and chronically stressed animals can offer substantial information relevant to management and conservation of marine mammals potentially exposed to anthropogenic disturbance, including ocean noise.

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE